Daily Brief

February 15, 2021

View of snow covered Andre Reed Stadium and surrounding countryside.

WEATHER

Weather forecasts are provided by KU's Dr. Michael Davis and "Monsoon Mike" Regensburger

Weak area of low pressure passes our area giving us a chance of sleet in the afternoon. Big event is Monday night as a much stronger low comes out of the south. Look for a major ice event to take place over much of Eastern Pennsylvania. High temperature in the low 30s. Winds northeast at 5 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

AFSCME LOCAL 2234 MEETING
Feb. 15
Members: AFSCME Local 2234 will be holding our monthly membership meeting 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, via Zoom. The link will be sent to the personal email on file. Please plan to attend.
     Chris Ferris, AFSCME Local 2234

SOCIAL EQUITY POLICIES TRAINING
Feb. 18
The Office of Social Equity will offer training pursuant to the university’s Anti-Harassment, Anti-Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct and Amorous Relationship Policies, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, via Zoom. If you would like to attend, please register by e-mail with socialequity@kutztown.edu.
     Danielle Santos, Office of Social Equity

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
If your department, office or class is celebrating Women's History Month in March, please send me the details by Friday, Feb. 19, so that we can list all Women's History Month events together and help cross-promote events, activities, movies, displays, etc. Thank you.
     Jerry Schearer, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

STUDENT ORGANIZATION ADVISOR NEEDED
There is a student organization in need of a staff or faculty advisor: Lambda Theta Phi a Latin Fraternity is newly established as a colony on campus. Lambda Theta Phi's mission is to cultivate a brotherhood, to value an education, to promote unity, to assert roles of leadership, to develop character, to practice chivalry and to serve mankind. Lambda Theta Phi seeks visionary leaders who support its values of scholarship, respect for all cultures, community service and the advancement and fair treatment of Latino's in the United States. Contact Michael Martinez at mmart486@live.kutztown.edu. More information about the role of a student organization advisor can be found here.
     Amanda Garcia, Office of Greek Life

CHD SOCIAL JUSTICE STUDENT AWARD
Feb. 18 - Deadline
The Kutztown University Commission on Human Diversity is pleased to announce the Commission on Human Diversity Social Justice Student Award. The award recognizes Kutztown University students who embody an ongoing commitment to critical social justice work in word and action demonstrated through campus and community activities. Forms must be submitted by Thursday, Feb. 18. The form is below. https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/463974
https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/step/1?Guid=917cbbb8-d21e-4c93-9488-d41332ff734f
     Hannah Hotalen, The Commission on Human Diversity

UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb. 15

 

President’s Day
Class will be held

Feb. 15

noon

Denise Bosler Ed.D Dissertation Defense
Ed.D. Dissertation page: tinyurl.com/15j26gx4

Feb. 15

5 p.m.

AFSCME Local 2234 Meeting
Zoom

Feb. 15

7:30 p.m.

Music Monday
KutztownUnivMusic YouTube Channel

Feb. 16

2 p.m.

Business Smart: Ready to Start a Small Business
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27542

Feb. 17

6:30 p.m.

Eight Tips to Secure Funding for Your Startup
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27766

Feb. 18

1:30 p.m.

Social Equity Policies Training
Register by e-mail: socialequity@kutztown.edu

Feb. 19

7 p.m.

The Griffon’s Saddlebag; Speaker, Griffin Macaulay
Virtual: Click here to RSVP

AFRICAN AMERICAN HEROISM IN THE MILITARY
Feb. 15
Dating all the way back to the American Revolution, African Americans have played key roles in the history and success of the U.S. military. Some notable African Americans and their achievements, as well as milestones in the integration of African Americans in the U.S. military are profiled here https://www.military.com/history/african-american-heroism-in-the-military. Beginning Monday, Feb. 15, the Office of Veterans Services’ webpage will spotlight notable African Americans who valiantly served our country. Explore their contributions at www.kutztown.edu/veterans.
     Veterans Services Team, Office of Veterans Services

BUSINESS SMART: READY TO START A SMALL BUSINESS
Feb. 16
Considering starting a small business? Join us, 2-3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16, for our first webinar in a three-part series hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration. https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27542
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

EIGHT TIPS TO SECURE FUNDING FOR YOUR STARTUP
Feb. 17
Is your startup moving toward that critical point of needing funding to be able to move forward? Have you used your own funds and hit up family and friends for investments? Learn the eight tips to secure funding for your startup so you can get prepared to pursue funding the right way, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17.
https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27766
     Melissa Taranto, KUSBDC

REGISTRATION OPEN - ANNUAL HUMAN DIVERSITY CONFERENCE
Feb 26
Please use the link to register for the 11th annual Human Diversity Conference at Kutztown University, held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26. All events will take place online using the Zoom platform. We have an exciting program in the works with presentations by faculty, staff, students and community members on a range of topics related to equity, social justice and human diversity. This year's conference theme is "Diversity in a Virtual World: Toward Equity and Inclusion" https://bit.ly/392pOpU.
     Mark Wolfmeyer, Commission on Human Diversity

FREE WALK-IN MATH TUTORING
The Department of Mathematics offers free, walk-in, peer tutoring for students in mathematics classes from MAT 17 through and including the Calculus sequence. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this valuable resource. Tutors are available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2-5 p.m., in Lytle 226 and via Zoom.
https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/liberal-arts-and-sciences/departments/mathematics/math-tutoring.html
     Brian Kronenthal and Ju Zhou, Department of Mathematics

RESIDENCE LIFE SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK CLUB
The Residence Life Social Justice Committee will be hosting our Spring 2021 Book Club. This semester we are reading “Internment,” by Samira Ahmed. We meet 8 p.m., Mondays, via Zoom. All students, faculty and staff are welcome. Email hotalen@kutztown.edu or slichter@kutztown.edu with any questions.
     Hannah Hotalen, Residence Life

ACCOMMODATIONS

Persons with a disability, and who require accommodation, should notify the Disability Services Office two weeks prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email DSO@kutztown.edu, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations. Please note: Kutztown University does not provide wheelchairs or other mobility devices.

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Non-discrimination Statement

Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by email at pena@kutztown.edu or the Office for Civil Rights located in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by email at OCR@ed.gov.